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Maerdy Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.933 / 51°55'58"N

Longitude: -3.9622 / 3°57'43"W

OS Eastings: 265192

OS Northings: 227870

OS Grid: SN651278

Mapcode National: GBR DX.NHT8

Mapcode Global: VH4HR.8PQ1

Plus Code: 9C3RW2MQ+54

Entry Name: Maerdy Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 February 1995

Last Amended: 13 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15192

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Situated on E side of B 4302 at Maerdy crossroads, with access off lane running SE.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Manordeilo and Salem (Manordeilo a Salem)

Community: Manordeilo and Salem

Locality: Taliaris

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Later C17 or early C18 former farmhouse, formerly part of Taliaris estate, marked on 1841 Tithe Map as owned by William Peel of Taliaris, occupied by David Davies.


Rubble stone formerly whitewashed, with C20 concrete tiles. Large E end outside stone stack with battered sides, rendered ridge stack and W end stack to service range, single ridge line. Two storey, three-window range to main house with C20 windows, casement pair, single and triple casement above, casement pair, door and four-light casement below. Plate glass. Door is half-glazed and in slate-roofed stone porch. SE rear wing with C20 S addition. Service range to left of man front is rendered with C20 details, two-storey two-window.


SE front room has massive fireplace beam to deep fireplace with bread oven under blank ogee arch. Heavy cross beams, one to centre, one over fireplace and one over timber-framed hall partition. Scribed joists running axially except along rear wall suggesting former passage or stair. Panelling on rear wall. 6-panel door with scribed mouldings to stair hall. Single flight stair with small square newels and renewed balusters, scribed joists. SW room has one large beam and another over fireplace, scribed joists. NE rear room has four cross beams. First floor has fine collar trusses with purlins alternately threaded and trenched, the collars dovetail morticed and pegged and the feet on projecting oak pads. Timber-frame partitions each side of stair-hall. Rear wing has two trusses with altered collars.

Reasons for Listing

Listed, notwithstanding exterior alterations, for fine interior timbering.

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